Saturday, January 17, 2015

Winging It

Hee, hee, hee... please pardon my punny title... I couldn't resist.  Yes, the  Creative Gym - Exercise #3 over at The Mixed Media Place this month is about things with wings.  I chose to created a mixed media watercoloured tag with a bird.

Supplies: watercolour paper (Canson), Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Paints, Archival Ink (Ranger), Tim Holts stamps and stencil (Stamper's Anonymous), prisma glitter (CTMH),  ribbon (misc.) Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), vellum, lace and metal charm (Dollarama), Ashland shell spring filler (Michaels), gel medium (Faber-Castell)

After stamping my initial bird, I stamped another using black Distress Paint on vellum, sprinkling it with prisma glitter, fussy cutting it and partially adhering it over top the original to create some dimensional effect.

For the background, I went with this week'Inky Background Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and created it with multiple Tim Holtz Distress Ink colours applied to a stencil, water spritzed, and then transferred to the watercolour paper.

I coloured the ribbon with Distress inks to match and the lace with spray ink, and added the shells which are actually pre-coloured vase fillers that I repurposed. I picked through the bag to find small flat ones that would suit well providing texture without too much bulk.

I liked this tag so much, I will not be gifting it. It has found itself a home as a bookmark in my lastest edition of Flow Magazine.



Pascale B. said...

Lovely tag! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!

Suzanne C said...

Pretty! Love the rays in the background and the mix of textures! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Riikka Kovasin said...

Really awesome! Love the edging on the bottom! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place Creative Gym!

Bente Fagerberg said...

Really pretty project. The bird looks wonderful and I like how you added the small pieces of shell.

Carole Dion said...

Love your bacground nice tag!!